Thursday, December 02, 2010

pretty little cookies

There is nothing better than giving or serving a batch of homemade cookies during the holidays! I love using a simple recipe and then spending my time decorating the cookies with tiny little details.


Start with mixing up a batch of cookie dough.
Sugar cookies are my favorite to use when decorating.

Here is my go to sugar cookie recipe-

3 cups all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup granulated white sugar

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Refrigerate the dough for about 1 hour.

Roll out the dough and use simple cookie cutter shapes to cut out shapes and transfer to a baking sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 8-10 minutes (this will all depend on the size and thickness).

Once the cookies are done baking it is time to decorate.

This is where I cut all the corners-

I use pre made frosting and add food coloring to create different colors.

There are lots of great cookie decorating products out there and I like to keep a can of frosting with different tips on hand for all those little details.

Use sugar pearls, sprinkles or your favorite little candies to decorate.

They don't have to be perfect just pretty :)





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